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The Best Golf Bags For Women

One of the keys to giving a good gift is to provide something to the person you’re trying to impress something they aren’t likely to buy for themselves, yet they need or want it. Enter the golf bag as Mother’s Day gift. Come on, when’s the last time you saw mom pony up for a new place to house her sticks? She’s much more concerned with taking care of you and the kids while maybe even bringing home the bacon as well. Following are 10 women’s bags—some cart, some carry, all cool—that will make mom look like the winner she is the next time she steps to the first tee.

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Callaway UpTown cart bag, $250
Don’t let the contemporary styling fool you into thinking this bag is all style with no substance. Along with the look comes a cart bag with plenty of pocket space (eight pockets, including a pair of water-resistant, Velour-lined valuables pockets) as well as six-way, full-length club dividers. As a bonus there are four matching headcovers—driver, fairway wood and two hybrid covers.
Datrek Go Lite Pro hybrid bag, $160
This hybrid stand bag comes with a 14-way top with full-length individual club dividers. An ergonomic handle is integrated into the bag top, too. An oversized ball pocket and fleece-lined valuables pouch are among the five pockets and a padded double shoulder strap provides comfort when carrying. The Go Lite Pro is available in 11 colors, including four new options: blue/white/red, slate/lime/silver, black/turquoise/silver, black/pink/silver.
Nike Sport Lite Carry II bag, $104
Lightweight, durable materials help keep this bag at an easy weight to carry around the course as does the company’s EquaFlex revolving dual-strap system. This is a bag that gets a lot of the little things right as well, with an integrated GPS loop, glove patch, zip-off ball pocket and custom grip leg endcaps to enhance stability.
Ogio Majestic cart bag, $200
A fashionable women's golf bag that retains plenty of function. Seven zippered pockets provide all the space you need for your gear, and the company’s hallmark zipperless ball pocket allows you to fetch a ball quickly and easily. The fleece-lined valuables pocket protects your sensitive stuff, while the pen sleeve and divot tool sleeve keeps these small items from getting lost. The roomy 10-inch, 15-way top has a putter pit that accommodates even oversized grips.
Ping 4 Series stand bag, $185
The 4 Series is a lightweight bag (just 4.5 pounds) that comes with an abundance of useful features. The simple to adjust shoulder pads feature the company’s Sensor Cool Technology and the strap connector allows for carrying in backpack-style comfort. The seven pockets include a key clip inside the full-length apparel pocket and an accessories pocket allows plenty of room for items such as divot tools and ball markers. You might even throw in that wrench you’ve been threatening to use to adjust your driver.
Puma Superlite cart bag, $160
It’s not often “Superlite” and “cart bag” are used together but when you have a cart bag that weighs just four pounds it is apropos. The Superlite features an eight-inch top with seven zippered pockets and front cart strap pass-through area to make loading the bag on a cart easy. Additionally, for those who prefer to walk, the base of the bag is designed to be compatible when using a push cart.
Srixon Women’s Z-Four stand bag, $180
If you’re a dedicated player keeping your bag organized is crucial and according to Srixon, this is the bag many of their tour staff uses when not playing inside the ropes. The eight pockets are well positioned and the 11-inch, four-way top boasts a scooped front section for easy access when pulling a club. The “comfort suspension strap system makes carrying the 4.5 pound bag seem even more feathery.
Sun Mountain Women’s Three 5 stand bag, $210
The Three 5 continues to be Sun Mountain’s most popular stand bag and it’s easy to see why. Convenient features such as the flared top maximizes usable club space, the E-Z Fit dual-strap system is easy to adjust and a strap with triple-layer construction (new for 2016) adds to the comfort. The six pockets include a full-length apparel pocket, a beverage pouch and a velour-lined valuables pocket. The women’s version also is one inch shorter than the men’s model to better accommodate women’s clubs. New colors for this year include white/gray/lime, rio/titanium/gray, baja/black/white and storm/pink/white.
TaylorMade Kalea cart bag, $170
Cart bags can take a beating so the crush-resistant construction on this bag is welcomed. The 14-way stadium top is 10.5 by nine inches and there is a pair of slots to accommodate oversize putter grips. Two grab handles integrated into the top make it easy to get your clubs out of your car or onto your cart. The zip-off ball pocket can be custom embroidered, too.
Titleist 4UP StaDry stand bag, $245
Looking for lightweight and waterproof? Here you go. Titleist’s latest bag weighs just 3.5 pounds (its lightest stand bag ever) while using an advanced waterproof technology to wick away moisture. A lightweight, nylon waterproof shell with a three-way divider combines with foam-padded straps for comfort and cushioning. The bag's aluminum legs are durable but extremely light, while the new Active Recoil Stand System reduces weight while providing easy activation. Ample storage comes courtesy of four waterproof, seam-sealed pockets. A foursome of color combinations are offered: black/red, charcoal/orange, charcoal/lime and navy/blue.
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